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1 5th Grade – CRCT Practice English/Language Arts Paragraph Content

2 1. Later, after my papers were delivered, I went to the bike store. I checked the price tag on a shiny green bike. It was exactly like the one my brother had shown me in his bike magazine, but the price was higher. The store bike was $ That was $25.00 more than the same bike in the magazine. I checked the price tag, sighed softly, and turned to head home. Which phrase in the paragraph is redundant? A. the price was more B. I checked the price tag C. my brother had shown me D. after my papers were delivered

3 2. Each spring our school schedules a field day. Every spring every class has a special event. Kindergarten and first-grade students run relay races. Second and third graders compete in sack races and tug-of-war. The upper grades challenge each other in volleyball. All students enjoy the day of fun. Which is the best description of the underlined sentence in the passage above? A. a unifying sentence B. a transitional sentence C. an off-topic sentence D. a supporting sentence

4 3. By lunchtime, Steve began to think he was going to make it through the day without seeing Mark, the school bully. After social studies, he was crossing the hall to Mrs. Peterman's room. He had started to feel safe so he looked down at the papers that were slipping from his hands. When he looked up, boom! There was Mark Steedleman standing by the boys' bathroom. He knew his friends, Chris and John, were already in the computer room. John had really loved computers ever since third grade. Steve froze in his tracks, smiled to Mark, and turned around, running all the way to his seat in Mrs. Peterman's room. Which does not belong in the paragraph? A. He had started to feel safe so he looked down at the papers that were slipping from his hands. B. When he looked up, boom! There was Mark Steedleman standing by the boys' bathroom. C. John had really loved computers ever since third grade. D. Steve froze in his tracks, smiled to Mark, and turned round, running all the way to his seat in Mrs. Peterman's room.

5 4. It is just down the block from our house. Anna played on the slide. I played on the swings. We were also at the playground two weeks ago. We had fun all afternoon on the playground. Which would make a good topic sentence for the paragraph above? A. This is what we did at recess. B. On Saturday we went to the playground. C. Our neighborhood is the best place to be. D. Anna and I are not friends anymore; she is mean.

6 5. Hassan went to his friend's birthday party at the skating rink. He had not been skating in a long time, so he fell down a lot! One time he even fell down in front of a girl that he really likes. Now Hassan wants to have his birthday party at the skating rink, too. In spite of that, he still had a great time. Which sentence from the paragraph is out of sequence? A. Hassan went to his friend's birthday party at the skating rink. B. He had not been skating in a long time, so he fell down a lot! C. One time he even fell down in front of a girl that he really likes. D. In spite of that, he still had a great time.

7 6. He tried on a pair of shoes and walked around to see how they felt. He stooped over and pinched the toe area. There was enough space to wiggle his toes. Since they were the right fit and felt comfortable, Jerry said, "Wrap them up; I'll take them." Which sentence would be a good topic sentence for this paragraph? A. Jerry went to the store to get a pair of new shoes. B. Shopping for shoes is the easiest thing you can do. C. If you do not buy the right shoes, you can break your foot. D. Shoes are the most important article of clothing you wear.

8 7. Every morning I get ready for school in one hour. The key to getting ready for school in one hour is preparation. First of all, I pack my book bag for school before I go to bed. Next, I lay out the clothes that I am going to wear to school the next day. Then, in the morning when I wake up, I follow the same routine each day. I brush my teeth, wash my face, shower, get dressed and comb my hair. Finally, I am ready for school. It is hard to believe that every morning I get ready for school in one hour. Which sentence or phrases in the paragraph is redundant? A. Finally, I am ready for school. B. I follow the same routine each day. C. I pack my bag for school before I go to bed. D. Every morning I get ready for school in one hour.

9 8. Harriet went camping with her family. First, they set up the tent, and it was facing the lake. Mom and Dad cooked dinner on the camp stove. Later on, her little brother got a fire going to roast marshmallows. They had a great time camping. Which words in the above paragraph are transitional words or phrases? A. went, first B. first, cooked C. first, later on D. cooked, camping

10 9. Harriet went camping with her family. First, they set up the tent, and it was facing the lake. Mom and Dad cooked dinner on the camp stove. Later on, her little brother got a fire going to roast marshmallows. They had a great time camping. Which words in the above paragraph are transitional words or phrases? A. went, first B. first, cooked C. first, later on D. cooked, camping

11 10. Amy and Roger wanted to go to the beach. After much begging, Mom and Dad decided to take them. Amy, Roger, Mom, and Dad built sandcastles and swam all day long. It was the last day of summer vacation. Which would make the best closing sentence for the paragraph? A. It is fun to swim at the beach. B. The family enjoyed their day at the beach. C. Amy and Roger do not always get what they want. D. The beach is not the best place for a family vacation.

12 11. Hannah took dance lessons on Tuesdays. Most of the time Hannah loved the class, but once every few months the students had a recital for their parents. The students had to pick their own music, and create their own dance for that music at home. Then all the parents would come to the class and watch each student perform his or her own dance. While most of the children loved the recitals, Hannah was simply terrified every time. She felt she could never learn to enjoy dancing in front of others. She was so afraid of dancing in the recitals. Which could be a supporting detail for the paragraph above? A. She really never did like listening to music. B. Dancing is the best type of exercise for young adults. C. Hannah worked very hard in dance class to get over her ear. D. Hannah did not want to go to dance class, but her parents made her.

13 12. Early one morning, Richard was walking his dog, Buck, when he noticed something move in the bushes beside him. He stopped to have a look when suddenly Buck started barking and pulling at his leash. Buck is a brown and white cocker spaniel. Buck pulled the leash from Richard's hands and sprang into the bushes. Which sentence from the passage contains unrelated information? A. Early one morning, Richard was walking his dog, Buck, when he noticed something move in the bushes beside him. B. He stopped to have a look when suddenly Buck started barking and pulling at his leash. C. Buck is a brown and white cocker spaniel. D. Buck pulled the leash from Richard's hands and sprang into the bushes.

14 13. Like many other people, Jack's favorite books were the Harry Potter books. He had read them all so many times he felt like he knew them by heart. When the fourth book came out he ordered it ahead of time so he could pick it up on the first day. Jack was one of the first people at the bookstore that day. Though his older brother teased him, Jack went straight home and read all day. Which BEST describes the topic of the paragraph above? A. Jack wants to buy as many fantasy books as possible. B. Jack is completely different from the rest of his family. C. Jack spends all of his free time playing outside with his brother. D. Jack wants to read all of the Harry Potter books because he is a big fan.

15 14. The purpose of a topic sentence in a paragraph is to A. restate the topic. B. support the topic C. introduce the topic. D. summarize the topic.

16 15. The campers trudged through the forest wearily. It had been a very long day for all of them. First they had learned how to pitch their tents and build a campfire, and then they had hiked several miles with all their gear on their backs. They had done a lot of hiking that day. Now they were returning to their campsite, and they had to put up their tents again, this time for real. They were required to clean up after dinner, but then they were promised a break. Mr. Jones had agreed to tell one of his famous ghost stories while they roasted marshmallows. The underlined words in the paragraph above are transition words. Which of the following best describes the purpose of these transition words? A. to show contrast B. to introduce a summary C. to show progression in time D. to indicate an example of something

17 Answer Key 1. B2. A3. C 4. B5. D6. A 7. D8. C9. C 10. B11. C12. C 13. D14. C15. C


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